There’s no Way Antoine Griezmann is Replacing Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona, Says Brazilian’s agent
Antoine Griezmann will not replace Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona, according to the Brazilian midfielder’s agent.
Despite an encouraging start to life at Barca, Coutinho has failed to recapture the form he showed at Liverpool before his €160million switch in January 2018.
Griezmann revealed on Tuesday evening that he would be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the current campaign after five years with the club and there has been speculation that he is set to replace Coutinho at the Camp Nou.
But Andrea Bertolucci, Coutinho’s representative, insists the 26-year-old will not be leaving the Nou Camp if Griezmann is signed.
“It’s untrue that Griezmann is going to replace Philippe at Barcelona,” Bertolucci told Spanish newspaper AS.
“I don’t know why they are saying that. I don’t know about that and that’s why I don’t want to talk anymore, but it’s false.”
Coutinho has a contract at Camp Nou until 2023 and is said to be interesting Manchester United, who look set for a major rebuild over the close-season.